Donut Bar Pasadena Opening Soon
The banner is hanging on the soon to be open Donut Bar Pasadena location. Besides donuts Donut Bar is known for wine and beer offerings.
Timing of the exact opening date is still being determined. The location is near Los Robles and Colorado at 445 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101. The location was previously occupied by Belesas Jewelry. More details coming.
Annual Pasadena Police Foundation Breakfast 2018
The Pasadena Police Foundation is hosting its annual breakfast with Pasadena’s Interim Chief of Police, John E. Perez at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 at the First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena, 3700 East Sierra Madre Blvd.
The event is intended to give residents, members of the business and non-profit community, and friends an opportunity to meet with Interim Chief Perez and hear about the current goals and accomplishments of the Pasadena Police Department (PPD). The Police Foundation’s Annual Breakfast is also an opportunity to see first-hand how the Foundation fulfills its mission to support the planning, development, and implementation of programs and activities of the Department and vital programs such as, the Kids Safety Academy, the Junior Public Safety Academy, the Explorer Program, the Police K-9 Unit and resources to enhance community safety.
Last year the breakfast raised money to fund multiple youth-based community programs and purchase a narcotics search K-9 named Chase. Since Chase’s arrival in 2017, he has recovered narcotics and cash in excess of one million dollars. We also honored Officer Darrin Craddolph with the 2017 Myron Yanish Officer of the Year Award for his impressive community outreach, and Jennifer Mendez with the Bernard K. Melekian Outstanding Youth Award for her efforts toward a career in law enforcement.
This year we are raising funds for the purchase of a van to support the PPD Police Explorer program. This van will provide transportation for the Explorers to various activities and events, including assisting law enforcement at multiple large-scale City events. The Explorer program is for youth ages 14-21 and provides an environment for youth and young adults to work with officers, build life skills and self-reliance, and the possibility of a career in law enforcement. The Pasadena Police Explorer program currently has over 40 young people who are active in civic engagement, public service, and leadership roles within the community.
Live Auction Items:
- Ride-along in Pasadena Police Patrol car
- Lunch with a K-9 and their Officer
- Ride-along in Pasadena Police Helicopter
- Tour of the Rose Bowl and Tickets to a UCLA game
- Tickets to the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade
Opportunity Cash Drawing:
- $250 Cash Prize
- $100 Cash Prize
Last week when Community Kitchen appeared to be closed during what was posted open hours, we learned that the business was sold. No word on what the future holds, but hopefully the new owner will keep it going and grow the business.
Reports by some not having the best experience. With wait times for food being the most common complaint. The food was good.
No word on the new owner or if there are plans for a name change.
Here’s the instgram post from the original owners.
Starting Sept 13, 2018 you can see if Verizon’s new 5G service is available at your home.
5G Home is based on Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband Network. Which according to reports is not true 5G.
I appears that Verizon is trying to beat AT&T wiith the launch. Service will be available for $50 per month. Speeds claims are 300Mpbs to 1Gig and there are no data caps.
Verizon is clearly going after cable companies like Spectrum and Cox, but also AT&T in the ongoing quest by consumer to get faster services. AT&T is slow to roll out its fiber network to the home. Apparently stalling in neighborhoods. Watching crews come and go and sidewalks being torn up and services still not available months later.
It will be interesting to see where in Los Angeles the service will be available, most likely the actually City of Los Angeles will be primarily served. Not surrounding cities and suburbs.
Verizon is betting a lot on this first generation of 5G services.
Starting Sept 13, you can go online to FirstOn5G.com
Learn more about Verizon 5G here
With Apple announcements coming on Sept 12, there could be something announced to coincide. Perhaps making Verizon and Apple closer.
Spectrum Mobile Cell Service Review
Spectrum has started to market heavily their mobile services, Spectrum Mobile. Priced at $45 per line unlimited and $14 per Gig.
Requirements are that you are paying for Spectrum internet.
You can only stream 480 video. No HD.
The service runs on Verizon LTE. With speed restrictions.
THE ORIGINAL – LA FOOD FEST™
Sat, September 8, 2018 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
PAY ONCE – EAT & DRINK TO YOUR HEART’S CONTENT!
ONE TICKET PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING!
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$65 GENERAL ADMISSION – 3PM
* Signature Sampling from a curated selection of 100+ of Los Angeles, So Cal, Baja and Mexico City’s best award winning chefs, restaurants, trucks, street carts and stands
* Cervezeria Nueva Gastro Pub ft Mexico’s Top Chefs + Craft Micro Brews + Tequila Tasting
* Grab a cold one at our craft beer gardens and NEW Oktoberfest Beer Garden
* Keep going with caffeinated treats from our Iced Coffee Lounge ft a DOZEN top roasters
* Chill with signature cocktails at one of our SIX BARS ft LA’s top mixologists
* Find your inner foodie child at our Ice Cream Social featuring the city’s best frozen and sweet treats
* Kick off your shoes, grab a picnic blanket and stretch out on the grass
* Strike a pose at the photo booth, get a shot with your favorite chef or print your own Instagram pics
* Rub elbows with some of the city’s top food writers and critics and cast a vote for your favorite bite with the People’s Choice Award
* Enjoy entertainment and tunes from our DJs
* Support your community, local economy and small biz owners
* Everything included in one ticket price!!!
$95 VIP HOUR+ EARLY ENTRY – 2PM
* All of the above plus…
* Special Parking
* Access to the VIP Lounge
* Hour Plus early admission
Only 1000 early admission VIP HOUR+ tickets available!
MEET OUR CHARITABLE PARTNER
L.A. Kitchen is a food recovery, job training, volunteer engagement, social enterprise, open source, healthy meal making machine of change, justice and opportunity. Located in NE L.A., the 20,000 sq ft L.A. Kitchen hosts daily cooking / volunteer events that celebrate L.A.’s diverse food cultures, while producing thousands of meals designed to nourish and uplift. L.A. Kitchen provides nutritional support for numerous nonprofit partners throughout the city, but emphasizes support to programs serving older citizens, or those that include inter-generational activities.
San Gabriel Valley’s Largest Music + Culinary Festival
Special 10 Year Celebration of San Gabriel Valley’s Largest Culinary and Music Festival
*OVER 20 RESTAURANTS*
*LIVE COOKING DEMOS* *MUSIC PERFORMANCES BY POPULAR BANDS* *BEER, WINE & COCKTAIL GARDEN*
*FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING!*
Pasadena, CA, September, 2018: Thousands are expected to attend the special 10 year anniversary celebration of Taste of South Lake in Pasadena, Saturday, September 29th from 12pm to 5pm! Presented by Logix Federal Credit Union the popular culinary and music festival is back as Tastes & Sounds on South Lake and features mouth-watering offerings from over 20 South Lake Avenuerestaurants, live cooking demos with celebrity chefs, music performances by internationally known bands and family friendly activities around the district. The event is free, outdoors and open to the public.
Tastes & Sounds on South Lake offers guests an opportunity to sample a diverse selection of culinary delights from popular South Lake Avenue restaurants located along Pasadena’s Restaurant Row. From Urbane Café, to Mercado Restaurant Pasadena and SunLife Organics, the free celebration offers a variety of delicious and diverse options for any palate. A highlight of the festival is the live cooking demonstration stage with chefs such as Luisa Fabbri, owner of Contessa Foods, Ronald Russell, the renowned vegan and raw food chef, as well as Jose Acevedo Mercado Pasadena’s Executive Chef and Partner cooking classic and contemporary Mexican cuisine. RG Enriquez, the renowned chef and popular host of Astig Vegan cooking show will also be joining us, with demonstrations of her healthy Filipino cuisine.
Festival-goers are invited to enjoy live music performances from local emerging bands and internationally known artists throughout the day. The stage begins with infectious feel-good indie rock musical four-piece Arms Akimbo who has been dubbed “a band on the rise” by many high -profile media outlets including Billboard. Southern California’s roots and Americana musical collective The Sound of Ghosts bring their explosive performance to Pasadena followed by acclaimed punk indie rock band The Regrettes. Indie pop songstress VERITE brings her rich and ethereal vocals to the stage while acclaimed roots rock’n’roll sister duo Larkin Poe headline the festival at 4pm. DJ William Reed is spinning throughout the day between sets, making sure to keep the crowd moving.
Tastes & Sounds on South Lake is a South Lake Business Association culinary celebration presented by Logix Federal Credit Union. The South Lake Business Association gives special thanks to Allied Universal, Barrister Executive Suites, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, Logix Federal Credit Union, KCRW 89.9, LA Weekly, Pasadena Outlook, Pasadena Star News, and Pasadena Weekly.
“Tastes & Sounds celebrates and showcases the South Lake Avenue District while providing the ideal community building experience. The event is also our way of welcoming guests and thanking them for being patrons of the South Lake Avenue District.”– Gina Tleel, Executive Director of the South Lake Business Association.
Participating restaurants & businesses include Barrister Executive Suites, Breakthru Fitness, Contessa Collections, Corner Bakery Café, Du-Par’s Restaurant & Bakery, Facile Dermatology & Boutique, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, Jersey Mike’s, LA Fitness, Logix Federal Credit Union, Macy’s, Mendocino Farms, Mercado Pasadena, Nekter Juice Bar, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Salad Farm, San Sai Japanese Grill, Sanrio Pasadena, SunLife Organics, Ten Thousand Villages, The Counter Custom Built Burgers, The Vitamin Shoppe, Urbane Cafe, Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, Woore Alternative Medical Group, Yogurtland and more.
SPECIAL LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES BY:
o Arms Akimbo – Named by Billboard as a band to watch, Arms Akimbo create infectious feel-good indie rock.
o The Sound of Ghosts – The LA based, Americana roots musical collective delivers an engaging, explosive yet intimate live performance.
o The Regrettes – The LA based four-piece create infectious, punk driven tracks with a pop aesthetic reminiscent of 50’s and 60’s acts a la the Temptations or Buddy Holly.
o VÉRITÉ Indie pop artist praised by TIME for her ‘rich and ethereal vocals’
o Larkin Poe – Acclaimed roots rock n’ roll sister duo praised by Rolling Stone among other high profile outlets.
o *DJ William Reed spinning between sets
o 12:00pm: Luisa Fabbri – Owner of Contessa Foods. Join Luisa for an olive oil tasting the way professionals do it!
o 1:00pm: Jose Acevedo – Mercado Pasadena’s Executive Chef/Partner. Classic and contemporary cuisine inspired by fresh, local ingredients and Chef Jose’s Mexican roots.
o 2:00pm: Ronald Russell – Renowned vegan and raw food chef, co-owner of celeb hangout Sun Café in Studio City.
o 3:00pm: RG Enriquez – Host of Astig Vegan Cooking Show, making healthy Filipino cuisine.
General Public: For more information, please visit www.southlakeavenue.org